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rumm_76 06-05-2012 07:34 AM

Mac G5 power PC problem
I have a PPC. Last night when I was on in it, it frozen up on me & the screen became funny ( looked pixelated) so I restarted it. Now when I start up my computer, the screen still look pixelated & it won't go pass the grey apple screen. Is there anything I can do to fix it because I have a lot of stuff that i need on it. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

rabbitjetta 06-05-2012 10:39 AM

Boot from your install disk and partition the hard disk so it leaves your files on the other partition and you can access them after you install OS X on the other partition.

gsahli 06-05-2012 07:23 PM

To get your files, I recommend you use another Mac and a firewire cable and start your G5 in Firewire Target mode:
How to use and troubleshoot FireWire target disk mode

Don't mess up your hard drive - you can always take it out and put it in an external case to be read by another Mac

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